Archive for August, 2012

Tamms to stay open past deadline

Last week the employees at Tamms Correctional Center in Ullin received notice that a temporary delay in layoffs and closures would mean their employment status would remain “unchanged until further notice.” An Aug. 23, corr...


End of an era

While an “era” is commonly used to denote a long period of time, such as in geology with the Paleozoic Era that lasted an estimated three million years, according to Wikipedia, there are also shorter periods of time...


Junior Cats go undefeated in Harrisburg tournament

Goreville’s Junior High Lady Cats continued their winning season Saturday as they went undefeated in a round robin tournament held in Harrisburg. The Cats defeated Gallatin County 15-4; Hardin County 2-1; and finished the tou...


Eagles football gets underway with home game

The Vienna-Goreville High School football team kicked off its fourth season of varsity level competition last Saturday at Vienna, with a 34-20 loss to Chester. The Yellow Jackets took the opening kick-off and went on a 66 yard ...



Water conservation still top priority of Water District

As temperatures continue to cool down and lawns begin to turn green, it might be hard to conceive Johnson County is still under some of the worst drought conditions in recent history. Last week Lake Egypt Water District announc...


British teachers cross America for African schools

[updated below :: Sept. 6, 2012 ] Two teachers from London, England stopped in Goreville Monday morning for breakfast at Delaney’s on Broadway as they attempt to cross the United States and help raise funds for charities serv...


Jr. Cats’ Softball team defeats Herrin, heads to tournament

The Goreville Junior High School softball team found itself struggling for the first three innings against Herrin Middle School Monday afternoon in Herrin. After a few line drives and stolen bases in the fourth, the Blackcats w...


Vienna-Goreville High School football season to begin with first game Saturday

The Vienna-Goreville High School football team will open its 2012 season this Saturday at Vienna, with a game against Chester. Kick-off is set for 1 p.m. Last year’s team finished the season with a 3-6 record, but as head coa...



Goreville teens challenge area lawmen to tournament

When a couple of Goreville teens on Collins Street started gathering their friends together to play ball, wiffle ball that is, finishing the summer season with a tournament challenging area law enforcement officers was not on t...


Dixie Terry – News From Here & There: Aug 22

The big news is that we all have green lawns once again, after months of brown turf and weeds, that grow in spite of the lack of rain.  Thanks to my son, Jay, for mowing my yard, not once but twice, last week.  Fall weather h...